Professional Research Asst



Job Description: We seek a Lab Manager to join an active research group that is dedicated to improving mental health and promoting accessible, effective care for all. Our group focuses specifically on the mental health of women, children, and families in healthcare, school, and community settings. There is an urgent need to improve mental health and well-being are indisputable, and the personal costs that poor mental health exact on individuals and families are profound. Despite the fact that effective assessment, treatment, and prevention strategies have been developed, the majority of people in need do not receive care, a reality that is exacerbated by multiple health disparities. Moreover, many individuals are not helped by existing treatments, highlighting the need for continued discovery and innovation. This position will be a key member in this effort, overseeing multiple programmatic and administrative functions, working with substantial independence and reporting to and supports the lab director.



Duties include, but are not limited to:

Program administration

- Develops, implements, and maintains standard operating procedures to ensure the smooth operation of the lab
- Develops promotional materials and works broadly to promote lab activities and maintain visibility, including maintenance and administrative management of the lab website, and managing social media and other vehicles for building outreach and collaboration
- Manages electronic and paper filing systems; orders and maintains office equipment, furniture, and supplies; manages contracting with vendors and other entities outside of the University to support project and lab activities; manages and oversees use of office space to support lab projects and strategic goals; maintains computer software and hardware, including purchasing and updates; oversees data storage and backup procedures; maintains lab equipment and technology resources
- Supervises staff as assigned, including training and orienting new staff
- Ensures lab compliance with University and department guidelines for undergraduate and volunteers; interviews and coordinates undergraduate and community volunteer research assistants to be supervised by the Director
- Explores, cultivates and maintains relationships with external entities, funders, and partners in the local community and region to support lab strategic goals and vision
- Organizes and coordinates events to support ongoing learning for University and community members, lab projects and the strategic goals and vision of the lab, including planning and implementing on-campus and community events

Administrative Assistance to the Director
- Performs routine administrative and clerical duties for the Director
- Maintains Director's CV, financial disclosures, NIH Biosketch, and NIH Other Support documents
- Assists with email processing
- Assists with scheduling and calendar management
- Assists with voicemail management
- Coordinates travel
- Manages travel and other expense reimbursements
- Assists with routine annual reporting requirements

Grant and research administration
- Coordinates grant submissions and generates budgets for new proposals
- Maintains budgets, tracks monthly financial reports and maintenance of accounts, provides regular reviews for Director with financial projections, tracks personnel salary support
- Tracks and assembles information for compliance with grant and gift reporting requirements and oversees compliance of subcontracted entities with reporting
- Oversees project compliance with IRB and other regulatory bodies, including Conflict of Interest monitoring
- Works with project coordinators to oversee project timelines, and provides monthly reports to the Director
- Maintains Endnote library
- Oversees manuscript submission process

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:
• High attention to detail and organization
• Flexibility to meet challenges as they arise
• Enthusiastic, inspired by lab mission and goals
    Strong leader, ability to train and oversee staff, and to motivate and maintain cohesive staff teams Ability to work well as a member of interdisciplinary teams Excellent judgment and analytical skills to identify problems and develop solutions effectively Ability to display initiative and introduce innovations to active research projects to accelerate lab progress toward strategic vision and goals Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, and capacity to communicate with poise with both lab personnel and external audiences Capacity to function independently Capacity to handle sensitive and confidential issues Excellent time management skills, with capacity to prioritize tasks and set deadlines Excellent budget management skills Excellent database management and computer proficiency, and ability to learn new computer programs quickly Thrive in a busy work environment that requires coordination of multiple activities and the judgment and flexibility to reprioritize to accommodate urgent needs


A bachelor's degree is required. A master's in public health, psychology, clinical research administration, or related field is preferred. At least three years of relevant research experience or a combination of relevant research and administrative experience is required.


Qualifications

Job Description: We seek a Lab Manager to join an active research group that is dedicated to improving mental health and promoting accessible, effective care for all. Our group focuses specifically on the mental health of women, children, and families in healthcare, school, and community settings. There is an urgent need to improve mental health and well-being at the regional, national, and global levels. The social costs of inattention to mental health and well-being are indisputable, and the personal costs that poor mental health exact on individuals and families are profound. Despite the fact that effective assessment, treatment, and prevention strategies have been developed, the majority of people in need do not receive care, a reality that is exacerbated by multiple health disparities. Moreover, many individuals are not helped by existing treatments, highlighting the need for continued discovery and innovation. This position will be a key member in this effort, overseeing multiple programmatic and administrative functions, working with substantial independence and reporting to and supports the lab director.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Program administration

- Develops, implements, and maintains standard operating procedures to ensure the smooth operation of the lab
- Develops promotional materials and works broadly to promote lab activities and maintain visibility, including maintenance and administrative management of the lab website, and managing social media and other vehicles for building outreach and collaboration
- Manages electronic and paper filing systems; orders and maintains office equipment, furniture, and supplies; manages contracting with vendors and other entities outside of the University to support project and lab activities; manages and oversees use of office space to support lab projects and strategic goals; maintains computer software and hardware, including purchasing and updates; oversees data storage and backup procedures; maintains lab equipment and technology resources
- Supervises staff as assigned, including training and orienting new staff
- Ensures lab compliance with University and department guidelines for undergraduate and volunteers; interviews and coordinates undergraduate and community volunteer research assistants to be supervised by the Director
- Explores, cultivates and maintains relationships with external entities, funders, and partners in the local community and region to support lab strategic goals and vision
- Organizes and coordinates events to support ongoing learning for University and community members, lab projects and the strategic goals and vision of the lab, including planning and implementing on-campus and community events

Administrative Assistance to the Director
- Performs routine administrative and clerical duties for the Director
- Maintains Director's CV, financial disclosures, NIH Biosketch, and NIH Other Support documents
- Assists with email processing
- Assists with scheduling and calendar management
- Assists with voicemail management
- Coordinates travel
- Manages travel and other expense reimbursements
- Assists with routine annual reporting requirements

Grant and research administration
- Coordinates grant submissions and generates budgets for new proposals
- Maintains budgets, tracks monthly financial reports and maintenance of accounts, provides regular reviews for Director with financial projections, tracks personnel salary support
- Tracks and assembles information for compliance with grant and gift reporting requirements and oversees compliance of subcontracted entities with reporting
- Oversees project compliance with IRB and other regulatory bodies, including Conflict of Interest monitoring
- Works with project coordinators to oversee project timelines, and provides monthly reports to the Director
- Maintains Endnote library
- Oversees manuscript submission process

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:
• High attention to detail and organization
• Flexibility to meet challenges as they arise
• Enthusiastic, inspired by lab mission and goals
    Strong leader, ability to train and oversee staff, and to motivate and maintain cohesive staff teams Ability to work well as a member of interdisciplinary teams Excellent judgment and analytical skills to identify problems and develop solutions effectively Ability to display initiative and introduce innovations to active research projects to accelerate lab progress toward strategic vision and goals Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, and capacity to communicate with poise with both lab personnel and external audiences Capacity to function independently Capacity to handle sensitive and confidential issues Excellent time management skills, with capacity to prioritize tasks and set deadlines Excellent budget management skills Excellent database management and computer proficiency, and ability to learn new computer programs quickly Thrive in a busy work environment that requires coordination of multiple activities and the judgment and flexibility to reprioritize to accommodate urgent needs


A bachelor's degree is required. A master's in public health, psychology, clinical research administration, or related field is preferred. At least three years of relevant research experience or a combination of relevant research and administrative experience is required.


Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check.The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at adacoordinator@colorado.edu.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of RecommendationThis position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10190 - Psych-Psychology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 16, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Position Number: 00639175

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